Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Final post for today, the doctor has yet to make it back to Bo tonight, but I am sure he will be there later. Special prayer should be said for Dr. Davis's family and the sacrifices they make to heal others in their times of need. Bo had a pretty calm day today, throughout the day they worked on his fever, it is still high but hopefully coming down soon. They say it isn't uncommon for fevers to happen and considering what Bo has been through, not surprising. This is not good either, but they are running labs on him which we should have to results tomorrow sometime and hopefully will be able to treat. They gave him some medicine for blood clots that we in his shoulder and when releasing the medicine fluid came out. We can only hope and pray that this will take care of the fluid in Bo's left lung and he will not have to endure another surgery. We will know more tomorrow, of course.
Our obstacles for tomorrow are that Bo's platelet count is really low, it didn't go down today, but we really need to get those numbers up. Bo's kidneys have also taken a toll and are not performing as well as they would like, but they cannot put him on dialysis until they figure out what is the matter with his hand. They ran a HIT test to see if he is having a rare "allergic" reaction to the Heperin, a blood thinning medicine. Once they figure that out then they will know a better more aggressive way to treat his kidneys without hopefully loosing his hand. His hand is still really sick, but they are waiting for the test results to see if they can do anything to help it out. In the grand scheme of things the hand isn't as important than his ability to breathe with the new lungs. I know we will all love him no matter what. Also tomorrow Bo is undergoing the procedure of putting a trach in and taking out the breathing tube from his mouth. He is still requiring a ventilator that is the reason for the trach and they will also put a feeding tube as well. This isn't something that is permanent, but necessary for right now.
Everyone is always warning us that this will be an up and down procedure full of bumps, but I sure do pray for the day I do not take up a page of problems. For those still reading our recap of goals for tomorrow is
1) Platelet count needs to go up, this will allow more flexibility in treating Bo and how he reacts to drugs needed
2) Kidney Function - Bo needs to be clearing more of the toxins
3) An uneventful Trach and feeding tube procedure - Plus pray that they do not need to open him up to get the fluid out of his left lung
4) His hand - Please let him not have HIT
Thank you everyone for their love and concern, I sure hope Bo doesn't drag this out any longer, I sure would hate to loose anyone of you out there. I promise drinks are on me when this is done, we at least a coke
Love Christi
5) Also that I can get my Addi girl up here all the time...

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the update,again. You may not realize how often some of us are checking. We will all continue to pray hard.
Bo keep fighting!

Anonymous said...

I have refreshed this page all day!! We are still here with you and Bo and we are not going anywhere! Get some rest! I will pray as hard as I can tonight for you and Bo! See you soon! I miss you!

Rachel

Anonymous said...

Bo,I have asked GOD to hold you extra TIGHT tonight,so that by morning some of these unexpected hurdles will be better, or maybe even working. They say HIS body scent is awesome. Christi, in Greeley Ks, the candles are lit the beads are going and the Rosaries are working overtime.Addi Aunt Marilyn and Uncle Leon just gave you a kiss, and don't forget to pray for Uncle Leon.

Mindy said...

Christi & Bo,

I can make the promise I am not going anywhere and I am sure many others feel the same way!!! We will continue to be your cheerleaders!!! It is very true when people say you have no idea how many times people check this blog daily, we all care about you guys and can't wait for the day when you don't have to write a page of problems as well. We have a system if someone notices a new post then we message each other so we can read the new post. Try to rest....I am sure it is hard. Today Oprah was a repeat but it is great b/c she talks about the importance of organ donation and how many lives Jason Ray(TARHEELS BO!)saved after the accident. It is a great show and hopefully between Bo being so blessed and this show people will agree to be organ donors now. Take care.
Love Mindy

Anonymous said...

Christi we are not going anywhere! And we'll be buying you the drinks...Sprite for Bo ;) or maybe a sweet tea if we let him splurge a little!

We love you and will continue to pray. Babysteps.

Anonymous said...

Christi,

Just wanted to let you know we are thinking about you and praying for Bo just as much now as when this all began. We will especially pray tonight for tomorrow's goals. It is in times of need that God carries us. We believe without doubt that he is carrying you, Addi, and Bo right now.

Love and miss you - Todd, Elizabeth, and Maggie

Jerrold said...

Bo, Christi sorry I missed you all I will try to see you before I leave town on thursday but the reports I have been getting as far as the lg txp go are pretty much par for the course, the fevers are common I ran one every night after day 5 of my transplant until a day b4 they let me out of the hospital, your body is going through alot ride this storm out things will get better but it will take time, make sure they are checking the sugar levels (prednisone and prograf/tacrelimus) effect the sugar levels, also talk about possible infections and a possible infection site that could be possible at the port site or one of the many IV sites. I have been off the grid since last Friday but I have been getting updates frequently, Bo Christi and family you will get through this it takes time for me just to say I am pseudo norm. it took 14 months.

Anonymous said...

Christi, thank you for the update again and for keeping us posted. Bo is continuously on our minds. The prayers are pouring in. Take care of yourself too!

Robb and Kelly

Anonymous said...

Hi Christi,
This is Catherine, Elizabeth's sister...She has told me of your conversations this past week...You are STRONG! Please know that as I read your entries, I am reminded of the tremendous hurdles Elizabeth endured in her coma of 5 months and the heart/lung transplant and its aftermath. Bo will get through these hurdles as well; I know it!! I met him, though briefly, at Duke about a month ago...He was awaiting the news if he would be accepted in the transplant program. He had a sense of urgency...almost knowing he had to get through this to get healthy again. He told us about you and Addi with a twinkle in his eyes. Please keep the faith, one hour at a time. You will get through these dark hours!!

Elizabeth and I will visit you on Tuesday when we are at Duke. Hang in there and know that all of us in Charlotte are holding you close.

Anonymous said...

We always check for your last update before calling it a night. We pray for a restful night for Bo and for you Christi. Prayers are going up now for all of the items on your list. God bless and we will be on again tomorrow.
Jon and Donnelle

Anonymous said...

Christi - Thanks for keeping us updated. You would never believe how many people follow this blog and think and pray for you every day. Remember, you are an amazing wife and mother and inspire us all! Our prayers are for Bo, you, and your families. Barbara and Travis Moore

Anonymous said...

Christi, you have been a trooper through all of this and the best friend,wife and advocate anyone could ever hope to have in this grave situation. Pat yourself on the back girlfriend. You are doing an outstanding job. Everyone is still very intune day to day to Bo and looking to read your postings. We are out here all over the country. Hang strong -and keep the faith. Living this out every day is an unbeliveable challenge, but you are setting the bar. We all admire you and all that you are doing to keep each of us informed. We continue to focus, hope and pray. Jeanne

Anonymous said...

Hi Christi,

I can't begin to know how hard all of this is for you (and I dare say you probably don't let it show) but I do know that you have been Bo's rock. Through these up's and down's and baby steps, ALWAYS know we are all right here backing you and Bo up with well wishes and constant prayer.
Thank u for posting tonites update.
~Rochelle

Anonymous said...

Christi,
You are a miracle in Bo's life.
Your strength and clear, open love are surely lighting the path to Bo's homecoming. These baby steps are the biggest steps in the world...but you two will get through them with hundreds of hands and prayers holding you up.

Bo, you are SO STRONG. In you we see God's grace. You will prevail. Your daughter is waiting for you :):):):)

Anonymous said...

Christi,
Our hearts and prayers are with you. Thank you for keeping everyone updated. The blog is up constantly on my computer. You are such a strong, amazing woman. Keep strong & know that we are all thinking of you.
Alexa, Chris & Ryan Lupfer

Anonymous said...

Christi, thanks for posting and stay strong and stubborn. I know it is in your blood because I share it. Bo, keep fighting because we all want to hear that raspy southern twang come out of your mouth. Can you say "Umbrella"? We love you guys and I will check in again tomorrow.

Crystal and Wyatt from Iowa

Anonymous said...

Christi,
You're strength is amazing. With Bo fighting so hard, and you by his side, he can make it through anything! Thank-you for posting - we really do check it every possible second!
Love and continued prayers, Chris, Tracey, CJ and Hannah

Anonymous said...

Message from the little boy prayer warriors in Des Moines: We are praying for Bo's hand, and that the new lungs will work, and that the doctors do it right. That's all. Message from the prayer warrior's mommy: We are praying diligently, and we know that Bo can battle back. Keep the faith, and Christi, know that we are with you and the entire family every minute in prayer. Go, God!!!!! God can help Bo, and He will!!!

Theresa and Kevin Meyer said...

Christi,

We are all still reading and will continue to until Bo is healthy again and doesn't need the blog! We keep it up all day long and we wait for your last entry before we go to bed. I am off to pray for tomorrow's goals. Hopefully you can get some sleep too!We love you Bo, keep fighting. Lots of Love from Michigan!!!!

Anonymous said...

Christi, Bo, and Addi!
You are in our thoughts all day and night! I am off to pray for you right now - Try to get some sleep - God will take care of you ALL and Christi you and the Doctors are making GREAT decisions! Just know that. GO BO GO!!!
Laurie, Tim, Emma and Brooks

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Christi, for the updates. You have no idea how much this means to all of us across the country. I understand that our comments nourish your heart, but please know that your posts nourish ours. It fuels all of us across the country to keep praying and to stay focused on the challenges at hand. Bo (with God's help and your loving support) will prevail!

Anonymous said...

Christie,
We go to sleep now with Bo in our prayers. An old Chinesse saying goes " A trip of a thousand miles begins with the first step." I know Bo has a long way to go, but these baby steps begins his journey. We are with him and you every step of the way. Take it minute by minute. There a lots of prayers being said for Bo. Make sure you get some needed rest. We know that is easier said then done, but it is important.
Love,
Aunt Mary and Uncle Jeff

Anonymous said...

WE ARE ALL STILL HERE CHEERING AND PRAYING !!!!!!!! The list of good people praying for you just gets bigger and bigger . . . .. stronger and stronger each day.

Keep the Faith!!

Anonymous said...

Good evening Christi -- I -- and many others are praying and staying updated -- blessings to you -- stay strong and Bo -- rock on Sir!

Peter

Anonymous said...

Christi,
Read this just before turning in. I sleep better once I have read your post. I will pray for each concern for tomorrow and for all good results. Thank you again for posting, for your strength and love for BO.
Kay Falandys
Rest well tonight

Anonymous said...

Christi,

Just like you we aren't going anywhere. Lil steps, Bo's holding steady and we'll keep praying and soon he'll make another step forward.

Keep up the good work, both of you.

Jenn in CA

Cameron's Blog said...

Christy,

Keep the faith as you are doing and you never know when miracles occur until later. So many are praying for you & Bo so take comfort in knowing God is at work in all things for you.

Casey & Shelly Mott

Anonymous said...

Hey Bo and Christi,
Praying for more good news this morning. I hope Bo had a good night and Christi you some rest. thank you so much for all the news and what a trooper you are through all this. please say hello to Bo and many more blessings today for more baby steps forward. God Be with you close today, Leigh Ann

Anonymous said...

Christie-

I saw Addi-cake this morning and I have to say she is the best little ray of sunshine! She is just what the doctor ordered for the people at FIG. Her sweet little voice and laugh sets us at ease.I pray that you will all be together again soon and back to life as usual(well maybe with a little less stress :)

Christie,I want to remind you that there is no limit to what you are capable of...I am sure you are staring to find that out about yourself. Just know that you have untapped strength. Something you and Bo have in common, that must be why you to are so great together! You are awesome, keep your head up!

Love from FIG,
Jamie

dusty said...

Christi, you're amazing. Thank you for keep us posted. You, Bo and Addi are in my prayers.

Dusty

Anonymous said...

Christi - Your strength has been amazing. Thank you for keeping us all updated with the posts. You must be so exhausted, and you are still finding the time for pinky swears :) We were fortunate to see Addi last Saturday with Amy. She is absolutely precious! She was so proud of her painted fingernails :) Please know that Bo is in our thoughts and prayers throughout the day and night. Stay strong and know that you have so many people who aren't going anywhere.

Erin and Brad Garrett

Anonymous said...

Your Tennessee Prayer Team is reporting in. Thank you for the updates. It helps so much in knowing how to pray. You are constantly in our thoughts. Praying today for wisdom in everyone that has authority over Bo.

Randy and Kaye Ellington

Anonymous said...

Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Your KENTUCKY prayer team--since we moved to KY last year.

Randy and Kaye Ellington

Anonymous said...

Christi, Bo is an old friend to both of us and we have never met you, but we want you to know how lucky Bo is to have you. You sound like such a brave and caring person. You are an inspiration.

We are still praying for Bo and all yor family. Stay strong and thanks for the updates.

Stephen and Tippi

PS Not to worry about Bo's hand with golf. 1. He wasn't very good anyway. 2. When you are right handed, the important hand is your left hand. You can swing without a right one. 3. Maybe it will actually improve his game.

PSS All said tongue in cheeck :>)

BillBateman1959 said...

We are praying for you in Albuquerque.

Anonymous said...

Christi,
Just saying "hi" this morning and letting you know that we will continue to be a part of your journey no matter how long your posts are (Randy wanted me to remind you that your nickname is MOUTH for a reason).
We continue to pray and hope for all the steps taken today are forward.
Take care!
Love,
The Glidewell Group

Anonymous said...

Chrisiti, you are amazing! I am so happy we were able to meet you and Addi in pulmonary rehab. You cannot believe the lives you and Bo have touched throughout this ordeal. I've never seen anything like this before...so many are praying and will continue to hold you up before God in our thoughts and prayers. We love you,Bo will continue to fight. Keep the faith.
Carmen